RCN Congress, Harrogate 2005

Some of you may have seen us at the RCN congress and exhibition held in Harrogate earlier this year.

The annual Congress, aimed at members of the RCN and healthcare professionals, provides delegates with the opportunity to discuss recent developments and issues and catch up with colleagues, in addition to giving them access to new products and services.

Issues raised at this year’s Congress included a discussion about the worrying number of nurses leaving the profession, infection control procedures that could be used to stop the development of MRSA and the possible introduction of national nursing standards.

The introduction of national nursing standards was also a hot topic of conversation at ‘UK Manual Handling Passport Scheme – First Steps’ on 22 – 23 June 2005 in Cardiff, more details of which can be found in our News section.

EDGE Services are already fully aware of the ‘All – Wales Manual Handling Training Passport and Information Scheme’ after having trained numerous Welsh organisations over the last two years and are thrilled to say that the high quality of our courses already meets standards set by the scheme. We look forward to hearing about the future development of nursing standards for the rest of the UK.

We find attending conferences and exhibitions not only gives us the opportunity to discuss recent developments with colleagues in the healthcare industry but in doing so, it ultimately improves our practice by keeping us up to date. Look out for EDGE Services at the Dementia Care Update 2005/Deveolping the Best Environment for Dementia Care 2nd & 3rd November 2005 in York.

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